BRLA and URLA urge action on storm runoff The presidents of the Big Rideau Lake Association and the Upper Rideau Lake Association together addressed the Township of Rideau Lakes Municipal Services Committee about the critical question of limiting run-off into the lakes. (See the article in the Star.) Nutriets and pollutants are entering our lakes, feeding algae blooms. Toxic blue green algae was found in both Upper Rideau Lake and Bass lake last year. BRLA and URLA are urging the… Read More »Algae a threat to Rideau Lakes Health
URLA Shrub and Tree Program Continues The Upper Rideau Lake Association (URLA) is pleased to announce the continuation of the tree program in 2022 to support improved lake water quality and our shoreline environment. Thanks to the continued support from the Rideau Lakes Environmental Fund (RLEF) and the Rideau Valley Conservation Authority (RVCA), URLA members can purchase bare-root shrubs and bare root trees for approximately 25% of wholesale cost. One- and two-Gallon Potted Trees & Shrubs are available to URLA… Read More »URLA Shrub and Tree Program Continues
Maintaining a natural shoreline helps protect and preserve water quality and preserve our lakes’ environment. The Upper Rideau Lake Association (URLA) has a long-standing partnership with a local supplier of native plants. RLEF funding has enabled them to provide materials to further the naturalization of the shoreline of Upper Rideau Lake. At its October 2021 meeting, the RLEF Board voted to continue this funding through 2022.
Monitoring is key to maintaining the health of our lakes. The RLEF has provided funds to the BRLA to purchase testing kits necessary for volunteers to conduct regular tests of the water quality on Big Rideau Lake. Working in conjunction with the Water Rangers, volunteers from the BRLA are regularly taking samples and testing the water in defined locations throughout Big Rideau Lake. You can see the results on the Water Rangers Web site.